The funny thing about the original is how Arnold was supposed to be a naive, average Joe. "Douglas Quaid". That's about the only thing I can see an improvement upon in a remake. He's supposed to slowly discover he's some badass secret agent. But being Arnold, it's totally obvious he's going to fuck everyone up from the start. There's that scene where his coworker and some others ambushes him and he kills him bear handed.. and he acts shocked and scared about it, and goes crying to his wife. It doesn't exactly fit.